Kanye West Says His Next Artist "Mr. Hudson" Could Be Bigger Than Him


Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music stable is growing by the minute. A few weeks back, we told you about 'Ye signing Kid Cudi. Now we get word that the Chi-town homie found a diamond in the rough all the way out in the U.K. — the blond-haired, blue-eyed soulful singer Mr. Hudson.

"Ah, he's an incredible artist," Kanye told MTV during the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool. "I believe Mr. Hudson has the potential to be bigger than me, to be one of the most important artists of his generation. ... He's playing these songs, he's playing them back-to-back-to-back — 'Dude, I'm telling you, your problems are not going to be getting hit records, blowing up and being a big star — your problems are going to be living real life, and dealing with real life, so just prep yourself.' Everything I hear [from him] is a smash."

Earlier this year, Hudson spent over six weeks in L.A. and Hawaii, working on his second album Now I See. The first release, "There Will Be Tears" (Hudson wrote and produced it himself), is already out overseas and will be dropping domestically soon. Kanye wrote a track on the album called "Supernova" and has about three more songs he wants to do tracks for. The project is set to wrap production at the end of this month. The Brit appears on West's "Paranoid," from 808s & Heartbreak, and the word from his camp is that Kanye threw him on several of Jay-Z's records for the upcoming Blueprint 3.

Hudson joined Kanye, Consequence and the rest of the G.O.O.D. Music family on a recent international run of the Glow in the Dark Tour. Kanye says he's been able to incorporate his fresh material into the concert, changing it up from the trek he made earlier this year.

Listen to his song "There Will Be Tears" here, it's a pretty cool song